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1. A usually circular or semicircular building constructed around a central turntable and used for housing and switching locomotives.
2. Nautical A cabin on the after part of the quarterdeck of a ship.
3. Games A meld of four kings and four queens in pinochle.
4. Sports A punch or kick delivered with a sweeping movement from one side.


1. (Railways) a circular building in which railway locomotives are serviced or housed, radial tracks being fed by a central turntable
2. (Boxing) boxing slang
a. a swinging punch or style of punching
b. (as modifier): a roundhouse style.
3. (Card Games) pinochle US a meld of all four kings and queens
4. an obsolete word for jail
5. (Nautical Terms) obsolete a cabin on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship



n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. a building for the servicing and repair of locomotives, built around a turntable.
2. a cabin on the after part of a quarterdeck.
3. a punch delivered with an exaggerated circular motion.
4. a meld in pinochle of one king and queen of each suit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roundhouse - workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotivesroundhouse - workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotives
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
2.roundhouse - a hook delivered with an exaggerated swing
hook - a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent


[ˈraʊndhaʊs] N (roundhouses (pl)) [ˈraʊndhaʊzɪz]
1. (Rail) → cocherón m circular, rotonda f para locomotoras
2. (Naut) (archaic) → chupeta f
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You could set your watch by that tune as confidently as by the roundhouse whistle.
At other times anyone could dance who paid his money and was orderly; the railroad men, the roundhouse mechanics, the delivery boys, the iceman, the farm-hands who lived near enough to ride into town after their day's work was over.
To be sure, I would tell him how kindly I had myself been used upon that dry land he was so much afraid of, and how well fed and carefully taught both by my friends and my parents: and if he had been recently hurt, he would weep bitterly and swear to run away; but if he was in his usual crackbrain humour, or (still more) if he had had a glass of spirits in the roundhouse, he would deride the notion.
For a fireman he was scrupulously clean, always washing up in the roundhouse before he came home.
Skindred drummer Arya Goggin says: "We are stoked to be playing at the Roundhouse it has been on my personal bucket list for a while so recording it as a live album makes it all the better for us to bring our A game and put on an amazing show.
A stone roundhouse, understood to be more than 2,500 years, old was discovered at Dinas Dinlle in Gwynedd this month.
The stone roundhouse understood to be more than 2,500 years old was discovered at Dinas Dinlle earlier this month.
Speaking to North Wales Live, he said: "We're still investigating and recording the remains of the roundhouse but considering its size and build quality it may have been home to an important figure in the community - perhaps the chief or head of the village - or it could have been used as a space for community activities." The excavations are investigating climate change and its impact on the iconic coastal fort.
Although little visible evidence remains of this early hive of activity, in the 1970s and 80s, archaeologists discovered traces of post-holes for what was called House Six, a thatched Bronze Age roundhouse with walls of wattle-and-daub -- a mixture of twigs, earth and clay.
Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, who appeared in the film Nacho Libre alongside Jack Black, died at the Roundhouse in Camden, north-west London, on Saturday night.
Newcastle-based Roundhouse Pictures production At Dawn He Died was shot earlier this year and tells the story of a young man reacting to some terrible family news.